Roseanne Speaks About Her Sitcom's Cancellation

Rosalie Gross
July 27, 2018

Roseanne Barr sits down for an interview on "Hannity" after being fired from the "Roseanne" reboot.

"I've apologized a lot, it's been two months", Barr said. I made a mistake and I've paid the price for it.

Barr appeared on Fox News" nightly show, Hannity and doubled down on her claims that the tweet heard "round the world was not racially motivated.

Fox News host Sean Hannity, 56, scored the TV scoop of the year (so far) on July 26 and we couldn't take our eyes off it.

At one point, Hannity gives her the chance to speak directly to Jarrett.

ABC has since ordered a spin-off of the show called The Conners, which is due to air in October.

"I feel like I have apologised and explained and asked for forgiveness and made recompense", she said.

"I didn't want to cost anybody their jobs", she told Hannity.

"I don't suffer from it anymore", Barr said of a multiple personality disorder diagnosis.

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"I thought it was part of the - you know, what was put before me to do".

Boteach has interviewed Barr extensively following her tweet scandal. "If you really think at the height of my power and my fame I would go 'black people look like - ' I mean, it's just, I wouldn't - I am not stupid!"

She added that her contract with ABC protected her from any mistakes she were to possibly make.

Barr again said she didn't know Jarrett was an African American, adding that it wasn't widely known.

The media coverage of the tweet "broke my heart", Barr said, because she has African-American family members.

This is a developing story. Everyone started saying I was racist, which is the worst thing you can say to a jew especially one who grew up with to always fight extremism.

Barr was sacked by ABC in May after comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a "Planet of the Apes" actor.

"Abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values", ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey said in describing Barr's tweet and announcing the show's cancellation just days after Barr headlined the network's upfront presentation.

Despite apologizing at times, Barr also said she felt the tweet was being mischaracterized and she indicated she felt like she had apologized enough for her actions. In an earlier podcast interview, she told her fans, "Don't defend me". And I'm sorry for the misunderstanding that caused my ill-worded tweet, and I'm sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. She said she signed off on the deal to allow the 200 cast and crew to work. She also suggested that Jarret's skin tone is "like mine" and said she herself is "brown" before explaining that she lives "on an island full of brown people." WTF?

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